Need advice finalizing budget $500 gaming build Tags: Build Gaming RAM Systems Product Last response: June 8, 2010 9:34 PM in Systems Share Trueno07 June 8, 2010 9:03:08 PM That looks pretty good, but you might finding yourself wanting more RAM after it's all said in done. More about : advice finalizing budget 500 gaming build unbreakable June 8, 2010 9:03:57 PM Hello, I'm trying to put together a budget gaming build for my brother. Quote:APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $500 Before Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900 Primarily used for games (WoW,TF2,LFD,Borderlands etc) Here is what I had in mind: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320 ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176 XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448 Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864BA1339 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148194 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406235 AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor Model ADX440WFGIBOX + Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.411011 Grand Total: $508.18 Shooting for max settings @ 1600x900. I've been researching for 3 days now trying to bring the price down as low as I can without skimping on certain parts. So, any help is greatly appreciated . unbreakable June 8, 2010 9:07:45 PM Yea, we plan on upgrading ram down the road and switching from XP 32 bit to XP 64 bit or Win7 64 bit. I've made one minor change and that is to switch the WD HD for a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750gb. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davcon a b 4 Gaming June 8, 2010 9:34:55 PM Not too shabby for 500 bones! You'll need a $20 dvd drive. nice build. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$ 500 Budget Gaming..finalizing build please help ForumNeed advice and answers on building a budget 500 -600$ gaming PC. ForumFinalizing gaming build .. review *please* (~$1, 500 budget ) ForumFirst Build , $ 500 Budget gaming pc advice ForumFinalizing $ 500 -$600 Gaming Build , First time builder Forum1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build ForumNeed help on a budget gaming build ($ 500 ) ForumGaming Build ~$3000 Budget , need advice on finalization! ForumFinalizing my gaming build (£ 500 budget ) ForumFirst time low budget gaming build ( 500 -700$) Forum£ 500 Gaming Build Need Advice ForumAdvice on Finalizing Build ForumAdvice on gaming build through AVA Direct, $2, 500 budget ForumFinalizing Gaming Build....Need some components ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] Is This A Good Budget Build Forum[Solved] My Budget Gaming rig needs advice Forum[Solved] 1st PC Build (Game Video/Edit Purpose) ForumServer build starts up but won't boot ForumOpinons on my first build. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !